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 4 FAMILY ASSISTANCE LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (MORE HELP FOR FAMILIES—INCREASED PAYMENTS) BILL 2004

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the question—That the Bill be now read a second time—


Declaration of Bill as urgent Bill: Mr Abbott (Leader of the House) declared that the Bill was an urgent Bill.

Question—That the Bill be considered an urgent Bill—put and passed.

Allotment of time: Mr Abbott then moved—That the time allotted for the remaining stages of the Bill be until 1.50 p.m. this day.

Question—put and passed.

Debate ensued.

Question—That the Bill be now read a second time—put and passed—Bill read a second time.

Message from the Administrator

Message No. 258, 11 May 2004, from His Excellency the Administrator was announced recommending an appropriation for the purposes of the Bill.

Leave granted for third reading to be moved forthwith.

On the motion of Mr Anthony (Minister for Children and Youth Affairs), the Bill was read a third time.